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Course summary

Social workers overwhelmingly work with the most marginalised and oppressed within society. The people we work with in our professional lives face a range of difficulties and traumas. As social workers our task is to understand such traumas and offer support, help and guidance to those in need during times of trouble. Very often this means understanding the public causes of individual private pains. The Social Work degree is shaped by a very strong commitment to social justice. As a Social Work student, you will study aspects of sociology, social policy, psychology, law, social theory and social work methods, skills and practices. You will explore barriers such as poverty, disability, racism and sexism that service users often face in society. Such barriers impact on people in a range of negative ways and it is important we understand the nature of the society in which we live and the way it can affect people in their lives. In your second and third years, you will undertake a total of 170 days in a social work setting. The degree is taught by a teaching team who are all published in the field of social work and are experts in particular fields of the discipline. The School plays an important role in the Social Work Action Network (SWAN). SWAN is a national organisation within social work comprising practitioners, students, academics and service users. During your second year you will have the opportunity to undertake a social work placement in either India or Gambia, or a four-week mental health Summer School that includes an exchange trip to Michigan, USA We are the only social work course in England that offers you these options .


Liverpool Hope University offers an integrated curriculum. Please go to the course link provided for further information on the topics you will study as part of this degree.

Assessment method

Students are assessed via a number of methods. Please go to the course link provided for further information.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants should refer to the International section of our website for further information –

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications. Please contact our External Relations team directly for further information on how you can meet our entry requirements and what other qualifications may be accepted. t: 0151 291 3111 e: [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Offers will be subject to a satisfactory Health Check Statement and application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

Health checks

Offers will be subject to a satisfactory Health Check Statement.


Offers will be subject to a successful interview


Subject Specific Requirement: Applicants should have GCSE grade C (Level 4 in the new grading system) or equivalent in English. Unfortunately, due to requirements of the placement providers we are unable to consider any applicants with convictions within 5 years of the start of the course.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6For International students, an overall score of 6.0 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, some of our courses may have additional costs. Please visit the course webpage for further information.
Social Work at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS